For the time being, the Bunker's been Blocked (see below). Now comes the hard part: to go from stopping a wrong project to determining, developing, and building the right projects.


One more day of sun, then rain returns Saturday.



An Everett artist specializes in portraits of GLBT Mormons, revealing their "beauty and dignity." (KING)



Mayor Murray says the city will reconsider the proposed $149 million North Precinct building pending further review of concerns "around equity, cost, and community needs." (KCPQ) (Slog) 

Rick Anderson recounts the whole sad tale of Che Taylor's shooting by police, who "fired at Taylor from point-blank range after not seeing a gun in his hand."

A Tulalip Reservation resident "with a history of mental illness" was tased and shoved to the ground during a confrontation with sheriff's deputies, and died of a heart attack. His family's suing. (Everett Herald) 


As mentioned here before, "mainland Chinese buyers seeking to invest overseas are fleeing Vancouver and flooding Seattle." (Province)


A lot more women are biking to work these days. A lot fewer people of all genders are driving to work alone. (Seattle Bike Blog)

Metro's installing on-bus cameras, and is considering plastic shields to keep passengers from touching drivers. (KIRO-TV)

Within 14 years, 30 percent of all City-owned cars will be electric. (Capitol Hill Seattle)


The state adopted new rules to limit carbon emissions from "major sources." (AP) 

Who'da thunk it? The initiative to get "big money" out of state politics is largely bankrolled by a few big groups, some of them from out of state. (KNKX)

Meanwhile, ex-NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg's outspending the NRA on the gun-regulation initiative and pro-gun-control politicians. (KUOW)


A city-county task force recommends two "safe injection" sites for drug users (one in Seattle, one in the 'burbs), among other tactics. (Crosscut) (Slog)

A researcher at the UW's Alcohol and Drug Institute says we should stop calling opioid over-users "addicts," and instead consider them as having "a treatable medical condition," no less deserving of respect than people with cancer. (KNKX)

Snohomish County has 10 percent of Wshington's population, but 20 percent of its heroin deaths. Officials are holding public forums to try to figure out what to do about it. (KCPQ) 


A City Council committee approved a plan to evict The Jungle's last 60 or so residents. (PubliCola) 

A local startup has what it calls a way for technology to help the homeless, by letting people give "non-monetary donations" to participating individuals for food, job counseling, etc. But even its founders acknowledge that homelessness's multiple causes can't be solved by coding alone. (GeekWire) (Weekly)


Teachers at John Muir Elementary canceled a planned "Black Men Uniting" event at the school, after an online bomb threat. (KUOW) (KING) 

Without constant demands by citizens as well as the Supreme Court, the Legislature may never find full school funding to be more imortant than corporate tax breaks. (Bill Keim, Crosscut)


Northwest states will use newly-allocated federal money to protect the Columbia River basin from invasive "quagga and zebra mussels." (McClatchy) 


Boeing's late "father of the 747" had warned the company against globalizing or outsourcing major aspects of aircraft production. (Everett Herald) 


Seattle's "median household income" is the fastest-rising of any major U.S. metro area (now at $80 Gs). (SeaTimes) But median incomes in Pierce and Thurston counties are stagnant. (News Tribune) 


The folks opening Generations, the rental "events space" where the Cairo boutique and gallery had been, believe private techie parties can succeed at supporting art/music events where apparel sales had failed. (Weekly) 


The Seahawks (apparently WITH Russell Wilson) play in the back-to-LA Rams' first home game Sunday.

The Storm lost 86-62 at Phoenix, but remain in the seventh playoff slot. Home vs. Chicago in the regular season finale Sunday.

The UW Huskies' third and last non-conference game is another probable rout, at home vs. Portland State Saturday.

The Mariners return home vs. wild-card race rival Houston for three games starting tonight. 

Sounders FC's home vs. Vancouver Saturday.


Park(ing) Day. (Various spots, Fri-Sat)

29th annual Rockabilly Ball. (Sunset, Fri-Sat)

Seattle Black Panther Party Revolutionary Film Festival and Forum. (Washington Hall, Fri-Sun)

Seattle VR Hackathon. (UW Center for Education and Research in Construction, Fri-Sun) 

"Woyzeck," play by Georg Buchner. (North Seattle College, Fri thru Oct. 1) 


"Seattle Stands with Standing Rock," peaceful march and rally protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (City Hall, Fri) 

SketchFest presents Princess, Ian Schuelke, World Extreme Pencil Fighting League. (Pocket Theater, Fri)

Opening of "Medieval Musings," paintings and prints by Lis Wright Ivec. (Gargoyles, Fri) 

Textile artist Azumi Hosoda. (Seattle Asian Art Museum, Fri)

Artist/illustrator Emory Douglas. (Central Library, Fri)

Game designer/scholar Ian Bogost. (Town Hall, Fri)

Bonnie Raitt. (Chateau Ste. Michelle, Fri) 

Drake, The Future. (Tacoma Dome, Fri)

Marduk, Rotting Christ, more. (Studio Seven, Fri) 

Legendary Pink Dots, Orbit Service. (Chop Suey, Fri) 


Black Box, interdisciplinary arts fest. (Various spots, Sat thru Oct. 2) 


"The Underground Railroad" author Colson Whitehead. (Central Library, Sat)

Jeffrey Toobin on "Politics, Media and the Law." (Town Hall, Sat) 

Comedian Maria Bamford. (Moore, Sat)

"Pride Lives 2016." (Cuff Complex, Sat)

"8 x 8" choreography showcase. (Pocket Theater, Sat)

AMDEF 2016, multi-disciplinary arts/music/fashion fest. (Neumos, Sat)

Art Hack Day. (V2, Sat)

Monty Banks. (Sorrento Hotel, Sat)

Vito's sixth anniversary party. (Sat) 

Seattle Folklore Society Festival. (Phinney Neighborhood Center, Sat) 

"Awesome 'Possum" book reading and signing. (Push/Pull, Sat) 

Handmade and Reclaimed Market. (Second Use, Sat) 

"Introduction to Design Thinking" with Bobby Hughes. (Frye Art Museum, Sat) 

Comedian Judy Gold. (Stroum Jewish Community Center, Mercer Island, Sat) 

"Living Voices: La Causa," theatrical/film presentation about the farm workers' movements. (MOHAI, Sat) 

Fiestas Paztrias. (Seattle Center, Sat) 

A Day to Remember, All American Rejects. (KeyArena, Sat)

Lee "Scratch" Perry, Dub Lounge International. (Nectar, Sat) 

Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Richie Cunning, Poe Lucero. (Crocodile, Sat)

Shagnasty, Swedish Finnish, 750 LMBC. (Blue Moon, Sat)

Photographer Susan Gans. (Black Lab Gallery, Everett, Sat)

J. Von Stratton Trunk Show. (Pretty Parlor, Sat) 

Great Falls, Big Trughk, more. (Funhouse, Sat)

Thirdstory, LOLO. (Vera Project, Sat) 


"Heidi," film by Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley adapting the children's story to address "sexually repressive social hierarchies." (NW Film Forum, Sun)

Documentary "The World Has No Eyedea." (Nectar, Sun) 

"Narae 2016: A Korean Folktale," dance/music adaptation of traditional folklore. (McCaw Hall, Sun) 

Tears for Fears. (Chateau Ste. Michelle, Sun)

Joey Kline record release. (Darrell's, Sun) 

Author E. Lockhart. (Frye Art Museum, Sun)

Naked Girls Reading. (Pocket Theater, Sun) 


I've been busy assembling a "first cut" of the vintage Seattle music tracks to be spun by DJ Vodka Twist at our "LOSER" book reissue party (Sun 9/25 at Vermillion, as you all know by now). By golly, most all of these songs still hold up two decades or more later.


(Cormac McCarthy):

You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from."


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